Title:  Contract Manager

Job Number:  18774

Lake McDonald, QLD, AU, 4563

About John Holland:

At John Holland, our purpose is simple, we transform lives with everything we do. We've always known that at its heart, infrastructure is about people - our customers, our employees, and their communities in which we work. 


That's our difference. Deep experience and capability with a genuine care about creating better lives for people along the way. 


Be part of a team that thrives on rising to the challenge of transforming lives for good. 

About the Project:

The Lake Macdonald Dam is located in the Noosa hinterland and is part of the South East Queensland drinking water supply operated by Seqwater. 


John Holland has been awarded the Contract to undertake the largest upgrade to the dam since its installation in 1965 as part of the Seqwater Dam Improvement Project. The upgrade will include but not be limited to:


  • Pre-construction Approvals, Procurement and Site Establishment 
  • Lake Lowering and Aquatic Salvage 
  • Installation of Upstream Coffer Dam 
  • Cofferdam, Spillway Demolition and Working Platform 
  • Dam Construction 
  • Reinstatement, Rehabilitation and Demobilisation 


As construction of LMDIP (Lake Macdonald Dam Improvement Project) gets under way, John Holland is actively recruiting for a talented Contract Manager to join our team and play a key role in the successful delivery of this iconic Noosa hinterland project. 

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Manage review and update the project specific suite of Subcontract documents 
  • Undertake project procurement and implement the Subcontractor and Supplier Management Plan
  • Ensure effective subcontract administration, in conjunction with operations personnel
  • Assist with all Head Contract or upstream matters as required by the Commercial Manager
  • Assist with the compilation and preparation of internal and external monthly financial and compliance reporting
  • Assist operations staff with the compilation of information required for internal monthly forecast cost to complete 
  • Lead maintain and use all company and project specific operational delivery platforms relevant to the role  
  • Assist with training and development of core competencies in use of operational delivery platforms, procurement and contracts and raise the level of contractual knowledge and proficiency with stakeholders (i.e. engineering, supervision, etc.)
  • Management and continuous improvement of processes, procedures and systems.
  • People management: Monitor staff and labour resourcing to ensure the project has the capability to achieve targets, supervise workforce, including subcontractors, and foster a high-performance team within a positive employee relations environment.

To be successful in this key role, you must have:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Engineering, Law, Commerce, Accounting, Quantity Surveying, Business or associated disciplines
  • 5 -10 years’ of relevant procurement and contracts experience in the construction and engineering industry
  • Contractual management of a variety of project values and complexities
  • Negotiation of contractual terms, variations and progress claims
  • Demonstrated application of Corporate Limits of Liabilities and contractual and commercial systems, processes and procedures
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in relevant software packages such as Microsoft Suite (including Excel) and exposure to a contract management system (CRM)

As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform lives

Your success is reflected in ours, so we're committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success.


We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority.

What's in it for you when you join John Holland?

We're about connecting your sense of purpose to ours. We understand that your career is one of the biggest ways to have an impact on the world. We also believe in supporting you as a whole person, not just an employee.


We reward and support our people in so many ways. This starts with being flexible about how different people like to work. From industry-leading leave policies to wellbeing and relationship support, your needs sit at the heart of our employee benefits.

We offer:

  • Competitive remuneration with salary continuance, and salary sacrifice packaging options available
  • Great leave benefits including 18 weeks paid parental leave with superannuation and up to an extra 18 weeks of superannuation paid on further periods of unpaid parental leave, multicultural leave exchange and two additional John Holland Days to prioritise health and wellbeing
  • Career progression underpinned by our exciting pipeline of work means you'll have the opportunity to work on iconic projects that are shaping cities and communities
  • Inclusion and diversity is part of how we work and do what we do at John Holland. Our active commitment to being an employer of choice is evident in the delivery of our Gender Equality Strategic Plan supported by our Pride, Celebrate Women, RAP and Grow networks
  • Flexible working that works for you as we know flexibility means different things to different people. Whether its flexi-hours, flexi-parenting, flexi-leave, flexi-shifts, flexi-work, we're committed to helping our people work flexibly.

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